Engineers and boilersmiths for the railway and heritage sectors


South Devon Railway Engineering Ltd provides a wide range of specialist railway engineering services for the preserved and heritage railway sector, main line train operating companies (TOCs) and locomotive operators, including retyring services, locomotive repairs, manufacture and fitting of replacement parts and overhauls.

SDRE are also one of the leading specialists in the manufacture, repair and refurbishment of boilers for steam locomotives, traction engines and steam-powered boats. We are fully accredited by RISAS (Railway industry Supplier Approval Scheme) and have accreditation under RT2470 for retyring wheels for use on Network Rail. SDRE fully satisfies the demanding requirements of this scheme, which extends to such issues as health and safety, quality control, QMS, calibration and material certification.

All our work is carried out in our extremely well equipped workshop facilities on the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh, where we also maintain the SDR’s own fleet of locomotives and rolling stock.South Devon Railway Engineering Ltd is a subsidiary of the South Devon Railway Trust, a registered charity.. 


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